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MP: Russia to help Iran build 2 nuclear power plants

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 13, IRNA -- Rapporteur of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission announced that Russia will help Iran to construct two 2,000-megawatt power plants in the near future.

'According to law and as approved by Majlis we should exploit 20,000 megawatts of electricity from nuclear power and for meeting this we need 10 power plants,' Seyed Hossein Naqavi Hosseini said.

He pointed to the track record of Iran-Russia cooperation in the field of construction of nuclear power plants, and said, 'We have a good experience of building Bushehr nuclear power plant; of course the foreign ministry's officials should receive the needed assurances that construction of new power plants would not face the ups and downs that the previous ones did.'

Naqavi Hosseini said that the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has finished designing the nuclear power plants and of course it is natural that construction of 10 power plants at the same time is not possible and that is why building two of them is on the agenda.

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